Journal Publications



Robin Pouteau, Wilfried Thuiller, Carsten Hobohm, Caroline Brunel .....&Mark van Kleunen (2021) Climate and socio-economic factors explain differences between observed and expected naturalization patterns of European plants around the world. Global Ecology and Biogeography. Published.



Yuan L, Li JM, Yu FH, Oduor AMO & van Kleunen M (2021) Allelopathic and competitive interactions between native and alien plants. Biological Invasions, published.

Yuan YG, van Kleunen M & Li JM(2021) A parasite indirectly affects nutrient distribution by common mycorrhizal networks between host and neighboring plants. Ecology, e03339. (DOI: 10.1002/ecy.3339)


Jin HF, Yuan YG&Li JM (2021) Host functional traits affect plant responses to pathogen stress: A meta-analysis. Acta Oecologica. published.

Yuan YG, Guo S, Yan M& Li JM (2021) Multi-generational effects of simulated herbivory and habitat types on the invasive weed Alternanthera philoxeroides: implications for biological control. Biological Invasions, published.


Lu QW, Liu J, Chen LX,Yang D, Shen JC, Li JM, Liston A, Ashman TL&Dong M (2020)ABA-regulated ploidy-related genes and non-structural carbon accumulation may underlie cold tolerance in tetraploid Fragaria moupinensis. Environmental and Experimental Botany, published.


van Kleunen M, Xu X , Yang Q , et al(2020)Economic use of plants is key to their naturalization success[J]. Nature Communications. published

Wang XJ, Su XL, Li JM&Zhu P(2020)Changes of lipid metabolism of Arabidopsis thaliana in response to oligochitosan treatment. Biological plantarum. published.

Ren ZC, Zagortchev L, Ma JX, Yan M& Li JM(2020) Predicting the potential distribution of the parasitic Cuscuta chinensis under global warming. BMC Ecology. published

Jin HF, Yuan YG, Gao FL, Oduor A& Li JM(2020)The invasive plant Solidago canadensis exhibits partial local adaptation to low salinity at germination but not at later life-history stages. American journal of botany. published.

Li JM, Qi CH, Gu JJ& Jin ZX(2020)Effect of sire population on the genetic diversity and fitness of F1 progeny in the endangered Chinese endemic Sinocalycanthus chinensis. Ecology and Evolution. published.

Wan JZ, Oduor A, Pouteau R, Wang BL, Chen LX, Yang BF, Yu FH, Li JM(2020) Can polyploidy confer invasive plants with a wider climatic tolerance? A test using Solidago canadensis. Ecology and Evolution. published. 

Brunel C, Yang BF, Pouteau R, Li JM& van Kleunen M(2020)Responses of Rhizospheric Microbial Communities of Native and Alien Plant Species to Cuscuta Parasitism. Microbial Ecology. published.

Lin WD, Li YL, Lu QW, Lu HF& Li JM(2020)Combined analysis of the metabolome and transcriptome identified candidate genes involved in phenolic acid biosynthesis in the leaves of Cyclocarya paliurus. International journal of Molecular Sciences. published.

Shen JC, Shao WL, Du ZK, Lu HF& Li JM(2020)Integrated metabolomic and transcriptomic analyses reveal differences in the biosynthetic pathway of anthocyanins in Fragaria nilgerrensis and Fragaria pentaphylla. Scientia Horticulturae. published.


Yuan Y , Brunel C , van Kleunen M , et al. Salinity-induced changes in the rhizosphere microbiome improve salt tolerance of Hibiscus hamabo[J]. Plant and Soil, 2019, 443(1-2).



Ansong, M., Pergl, J., Essl, F., Hejda, M., van Kleunen, M., Randall, R., Pyšek, P. (2019). Naturalized and invasive alien flora of Ghana. Biological Invasions, 160, 669-683.


Li JM, Oduor MO A, Yu FH&Dong M(2019) A native parasitic plant and soil microorganisms facilitate a native plant co‐occurrence with an invasive plant. Ecology and Evolution,published.

Chen LX, Xu ST, Ding WH, Li JM&Alpert P (2019)Genetic diversity and offspring fitness in the red and white fruit color morphs of the wild strawberry Fragaria pentaphylla. Journal of plant ecology. published

Canavan, S., Meyerson, L.A., Packer, J.G., Pyšek, P., Maurel, N., Lozano, V., Richardson, D.M., Brundu, G., Canavan, K., Cicatelli, A., Čuda, J., Dawson, W., Essl, F., Guarino, F., Guo, W.-Y., van Kleunen, M., Kreft, H., Lambertini, C., Pergl, J., Skálová, H., Soreng, R.J., Visser, V., Vorontsova, M.S., Weigelt, P., Winter, M., Wilson, J.R.U. (2019). Tall-statured grasses: a useful functional group for invasion science.  Biological Invasions, 21, 37-58.

Delavaux, C.S., Weigelt, P., Dawson, W., Duchicela, J., Essl, F., van Kleunen, M., König, C., Pergl, J., Pysek, P., Stein, A., Winter, M., Schultz, P., Kreft, H., Bever, J.D. (2019). Mycorrhizal fungi influence global plant biogeography. Nature Ecology & Evolution, 3, 424-429.


Du, Z.K., Hu, Y.F., Li, J.-M. (2019). Overexpression of a gene AhFBA from Arachis hypogaea confers salinity stress tolerance in Escherichia coli and tobacco. Biologia Plantarum, 63, 122-133.

Du, Z.K., Li, J.-M. (2019). Expression, purification and molecular characterization of a novel transcription factor KcCBF3 from Kandelia candelProtein Expression and Purification, 153, 26-34.

Feng, Y., Fouqueray, T., van Kleunen, M. (2019). Linking Darwin's naturalisation hypothesis and Elton’s diversity-invasibility hypothesis in experimental grassland communities. Journal of Ecology, 107, 794-805.

Fenesi, A., Sándor, D., Pyšek, P., Dawson, W., Ruprecht, E., Essl, F., Kreft, H., Pergl, J., Weigelt, P., Winter, M., van Kleunen, M. (2019). The role of fruit heteromorphism in the naturalization of Asteraceae. Annals of Botany, mcz012.

Gao, F.-L., Che, X.-X., Yu, F.-H., Li, J.-M. (2019). Cascading effects of nitrogen, rhizobia and parasitism via a host plant. Flora, 251, 62-67.

Haeuser, E., Dawson, W., van Kleunen, M. (2018). Introduced garden plants are strong competitors of native and alien residents under simulated climate change. Journal of Ecology, 107, 1328-1342.

Ibanez, T., Birnbaum, P., Gâteblé, G., Hequet, V., Isnard, S., Munzinger, J., Pillon, Y., Pouteau, R., Vandrot, H., Jaffré, T. (2019). 20 years after Jaffré et al. (1998), is the system of protected areas now adequate in New Caledonia? Biodiversity and Conservation, 28, 245-254.

Kosanic, A., Kavcic, I., van Kleunen, M., Harrison, S. (2019). Climate change and climate change velocity analysis across Germany. Scientific Reports, 9, 2196.

Libeau, M., Meyer, J.-Y., Taputuarai, R., Pouteau, R. (2019). Predicting the invasion risk of Miconia calvescens in the Marquesas Islands (South Pacific): a modeling approach. Pacific Science, 73, 17-34.

Liu, Y., van Kleunen, M. (2019). Nitrogen acquisition of Central European herbaceous plants that differ in their global naturalization success. Functional Ecology, 33, 566-575.

Malecore, E.M., Dawson, W., Kempel, A., Müller, G., van Kleunen, M. (2019). Non-linear effects of phylogenetic distance on early-stage establishment of experimentally introduced plants in grassland communities. Journal of Ecology, 107, 781-793.

Pouteau, R., Munoz, F., Birnbaum, P. (2019). Disentangling the processes driving tree community assembly in a tropical biodiversity hotspot (New Caledonia). Journal of Biogeography, 46, 796-806.

Razanajatovo, M., van Kleunen, M., Kreft, H., Dawson, W., Essl, F., Pergl, J., Pyšek, P., Winter, M., Weigelt, P. (2019). Autofertility and self-compatibility moderately benefit island colonization of plants. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 28, 341-352.

Tang, Y., Li, N., Zou, Y., Ai, Y., Ma, G.-L., Osman, E. E. A., Xiong, J., Li, J.-M., Jin, Z.-X., Hu, J.-F. (2019). LC-MS guided isolation and dereplication of Lycopodium alkaloids from Lycopodium cernuum var. sikkimense of different geographical origins. Phytochemistry, 160, 25-30.

Toublanc-Lambault, O., Pouteau, R., Davezies, M., Marron, M., Pain, A., Fogliani, B., Marmey, P. (2019) Environmental correlates for seed desiccation sensitivity of New Caledonian plant species. Pacific Science, 73, 231-248.

Wan, J.-Z., Chen, L.-X., Gao, S., Song, Y.-B., Tang, S.-L., Yu, F.-H., Li, J.-M., Dong, M. (2019). Ecological niche shift between diploid and tetraploid plants of Fragaria (Rosaceae) in China. South African Journal of Botany, 121, 68-75.


2018 - 24 publications

Carleial, S., Maurel, N., van Kleunen, M., Stift, M. (2018). Oviposition by the Mountain Alcon Blue butterfly increases with host plant flower number and host ant abundance. Basic and Applied Ecology, 28, 87-96.

Carboni, M., Guéguen, M., Barros, C., Georges, D., Boulangeat, I., Douzet, R., Dullinger, S., Klonner, G., van Kleunen, M., Essl, F., Bossdorf, O., Haeuser, E., Talluto, M.V., Moser, D., Block, S., Dullinger, I., Münkemüller, T., Thuiller, W. (2018). Simulating plant invasion dynamics in mountain ecosystems under global change scenarios. Global Change Biology, 24, e289-e302.

Conti, L., Block, S., Parepa, M., Münkemüller, T., Thuiller, W., Acosta, A., van Kleunen, M., Dullinger, S., Essl, F., Dullinger, I., Moser, D., Klonner, G., Bossdorf, O., Carboni, M. (2018). Functional trait differences and trait plasticity mediate biotic resistance to potential plant invaders. Journal of Ecology, 106, 1607-1620.

Dong, B.C., van Kleunen, M., Yu, F.H. (2018). Context-dependent parental effects on clonal offspring performance.  Frontiers in Plant science, section Evolutionary and Population Genetics, 6, 1824.

Essl, F., Bacher, S., Genovesi, P., Hulme, P.E., Jeschke, J.M., Katsanevakis, S., Kowarik, I., Kühn, I., Pyšek, P., Rabitsch, W., Schindler, S., van Kleunen, M., Vilà, M., Wilson, J.R.U., Richardson, D.M. (2018). Which taxa are alien? criteria, applications, and uncertainties. BioScience, 68, 496-509.

Guo, W.-Y., van Kleunen, M., Winter, M., Weigelt, P., Stein, A., Pierce, S., Pergl, J., Moser, D., Maurel, N., Lenzner, B., Kreft, H., Essl, F., Dawson, W., Pyšek, P. (2018). The role of adaptive strategies in plant naturalization. Ecology Letters, 21, 1380-1389.

Haeuser, E., Dawson, W., Thuiller, W., Dullinger, S., Block, S., Bossdorf, O., Carboni, M., Conti, L., Dullinger, I., Essl, F., Klonner, G., Moser, D., Münkemüller, T., Parepa, M., Talluto, M.V., Kreft, H., Pergl, J., Pyšek, P., Weigelt, P., Winter, M., Hermy, M., Van der Veken, S., Roquet, C., van Kleunen, M. (2018). The European ornamental garden flora as an invasion debt under climate change. Journal of Applied Ecology, 55, 2386-2395.

Inderjit, Pergl, J., van Kleunen, M., Hejda, M., Babu, C.R., Majumdar, S., Singh, P., Singh, S.P., Salamma, S., Rao, B.R.P., Pyšek P. (2018). Naturalized alien flora of the Indian states: biogeographic patterns, taxonomic structure and drivers of species richness. Biological Invasions, 20, 1625-1638.

van Kleunen, M., Essl, F., Perg, J., Brundu, G., Carboni, M., Dullinger, S., Early, R., González-Moreno, P., Groom, Q.J., Hulme, P.E., Kueffer, C., Kühn, I., Máguas, C., Maurel, N., Novoa, A., Parepa, M., Pyšek, P., Seebens, H., Tanner, R., Touza, J., Verbrugge, L., Weber, E., Dawson, W., Kreft, H., Weigelt, P., Winter, M., Klonner, G., Talluto, M.V., Dehnen-Schmutz, K. (2018). The changing role of ornamental horticulture in alien plant invasions. Biological Reviews, 93, 1421-1437.

van Kleunen, M., Bossdorf, O., Dawson, W. (2018). The ecology and evolution of alien plants. Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution and Systematics, 49, 25-47.

van Kleunen, M., Pyšek, P., Dawson, W., Essl, F., Kreft, H., Pergl, J., Weigelt, P., Stein, A., Dullinger, S., König, C., Lenzner, B., Maurel, N.,  Moser, D., Seebens, H., Kartesz, J., Nishino, M., Aleksanyan, A., Ansong, M., Antonova, L.A., Barcelona, J.F., Breckle, S.W., Brundu, G., Cabezas, F.J., Cárdenas, D., Cárdenas-Toro, J., Castano, N., Chacón, E., Chatelain, C., Conn, B., de Sá Dechoum, M., Dufour-Dror, J.M., Ebel, A.L., Figueiredo, E., Fragman-Sapir, O., Fuentes, N., Groom, Q.J., Henderson, L., Inderjit, Jogan, N., Krestov, P., Kupriyanov, A., Masciadri, S., Meerman, J., Morozova, O., Nickrent, D., Nowak, A., Patzelt, A., Pelser, P.B., Shu, W.S., Thomas, J., Uludag, A., Velayos, M., Verkhosina, A., Villasenor, J.L., Weber, E., Wieringa, J.J., Yazlik, A., Zeddam, A., Zykova, E., Winter, M. (2018). The Global Naturalized Alien Flora (GloNAF) database. Ecology, 100, e02542.

Kundel, D., Meyer, S., Birkhofer, H., Fliessbach, A., Maeder, P., Scheu, S., van Kleunen, M., Birkhofer, K. (2018). Design and manual to construct rainout-shelters for climate change experiments in agroecosystems. Frontiers in Environmental Science, 6, 14.

Li, Y., Stift, M., van Kleunen, M. (2018). Admixture increases performance of an invasive plant beyond first generation heterosis. Journal of Ecology, 106:1595-1606.

Liu, Y., Liu, M., Xu, X., Tian, Y., Zhang, Z., van Kleunen, M. (2018). The effects of water availability and nitrogen enrichment on alien plant invasion into a stand of a native grassland species. Oecologia, 188, 441-450.

Liu, Y., Zhang, X., van Kleunen, M. (2018). Increases and fluctuations in nutrient availability do not promote dominance of alien plants in synthetic communities of common natives. Functional Ecology, 11, 2594-2604.

Moser, D., Lenzner, B., Weigelt, P., Dawson, W., Kreft, H., Pergl, J., Pyšek, P., van Kleunen, M., Winter, M., Capinha, C., Cassey, P., Dullinger, S., Economo, E.P., García-Díaz, P., Guénard, B., Hofhansl, F., Mang, T., Seebens, H., Essl, F. (2018) Remoteness promotes biological invasions on islands worldwide. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 115, 9270-9275.

Pouteau, R., Gillespie, T. W., Birnbaum, P. (2018). Predicting Tropical Tree Species Richness from Normalized Difference Vegetation Index Time Series: The Devil Is Perhaps Not in the Detail. Remote Sensing, 10, 698.

Razanajatovo, M., Föhr, C., van Kleunen, M., Fischer, M. (2018). Phenological shifts and flower visitation of 185 lowland and alpine species in a lowland botanical garden. Alpine Botany, 128, 23-33.

Seebens, H., Blackburn, T.M., Dyer, E.E., Genovesi, P., Hulme, P.E., Jeschke, J.M., Pagad, S., Pyšek, P., van Kleunen, M., Winter, M., Ansong, M., Arianoutsou, M., Bacher, S., Blasius, B., Brockerhoff, E.G., Brundu, G., Capinha, C., Causton, C.E., Celesti-Grapow, L., Dawson, W., Dullinger, S., Economo, E.P., Fuentes, N., Guénard, B., Jäger, H., Kartesz, J., Kenis, M., Kühn, I., Lenzner, B., Liebhold, A., Mosena, A., Moser, D., Nentwig, W., Nishino, M., Pearman, D., Pergl, J., Rabitsch, W., Rojas-Sandoval, J., Roques, A., Rorke, S., Rossinelli, S., Roy, H.E., Scalera, R., Schindler, S., Štajerová, K., Tokarska-Guzik, B., Walker, K., Ward, D.F., Yamanaka, T., Essl, F. (2018). The global rise in emerging alien species results from increased accessibility of new source pools. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 115, E2264-E2273.

Vinogradova, Y., Pergl, J., Essl, F., Hejda, M., van Kleunen, M., REGIONAL CONTRIBUTORS & Pyšek, P. (2018). Invasive alien plants of Russia: insights from regional inventories. Biological Invasions, 20, 1931-1943.

Wang, J., Yu, F.-H. (2018). Functional diversity rather than species richness determines complementary light use in experimental plant communities. Journal of Vegetation Science, 29, 726-736.

Zhang, Z., Pan, X., Blumenthal, D., van Kleunen, M., Liu, M., Li, B. (2018). Contrasting effects of specialist and generalist herbivores on resistance evolution in invasive plants. Ecology, 99, 866-875.

Zhang, Z., Zhou, F., Pan, X., van Kleunen, M., Liu, M., Li, B. (2018). Evolution of increased intraspecific competitive ability following introduction: the importance of relatedness among genotypes. Journal of Ecology, 107, 387-395.

2017 - 10 publications

Carleial, S., van Kleunen, M., Stift, M. (2017). Relatively weak inbreeding depression in selfing but also in outcrossing populations of North American Arabidopsis lyrataJournal of Evolutionary Biology, 30, 1994-2004.

Dawson, W., Moser, D., van Kleunen, M., Kreft, H., Pergl, J., Pyšek, P., Weigelt, P., Winter, M., Lenzner, B., Blackburn, T., Dyer, E., Cassey, P., Scrivens, S., Economo, E., Guénard, B., Capinha, C., Seebens, H., García-Díaz, P., Nentwig, W., García-Berthou, E., Casal, C., Mandrak, N., Fuller, P., Meyer, C., Essl, F. (2017). Global hotspots and correlates of alien species richness across taxonomic groups. Nature Ecology & Evolution,  1, 0186.

Gorenflo, A., Diekötter, T., van Kleunen, M., Wolters, V., Jauker, F. (2017). Contrasting pollination efficiency and effectiveness among flower visitors of Malva sylvestrisBorago officinalis, and Onobrychis viciifolia.  Journal of Pollination Ecology, 21, 62-70.

Haeuser, E., Dawson, W., van Kleunen, M. (2017). The effects of climate warming and disturbance on the colonization potential of ornamental alien plant species. Journal of Ecology, 105, 1698-1708.

Kalusova, V., Chytry, M., van Kleunen, M., Mucina, L., Dawson, W., Essl, F., Kreft, H., Pergl, J., Weigelt, P., Winter, M., Pyšek, P. (2017). Naturalization of European plants on other continents: the role of donor habitats. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 114, 13756-13761.

Klonner, G., Dullinger, I., Wessely, J., Bossdorf, O., Carboni, M., Dawson, W., Essl, F., Gattringer, A., Haeuser, E., van Kleunen, M., Kreft, H., Moser, D., Pergl, J., Pyšek, P., Thuiller, W., Weigelt, P., Winter, M., Dullinger, S. (2017). Will climate change increase hybridization risk between potential plant invaders and their congeners in Europe? Diversity and Distributions, 23, 934-943.

Mayer, K., Haeuser, E., Dawson, W., Essl, F., Kreft, H., Pergl, J., Pyšek, P., Weigelt, P., Winter, M., Lenzner, B., van Kleunen, M. (2017). Naturalization of ornamental plant species in public green spaces and private gardens. Biological Invasions, 19, 3613-3627.

Pyšek, P., Pergl, J., Essl, F., Lenzner, B., Dawson, W., Kreft, H., Weigelt, P., Winter, M., Kartesz, J., Nishino, M.,  Antonova, L.A., Barcelona, J.F., Cabezas, F.J., Cárdenas, D., Cárdenas-Toro, J.,  Castaño, N., Chacón, E., Chatelain, C., Dullinger, S., Ebel, A.L., Figureiredo, E., Fuentes, N., Genovesi, P., Groom, Q.J., Henderson, L., Inderjit, Kupriyanov, A., Masciadri, S., Maurel, N., Meerman, J., Morozova, O., Moser, D., Nickrent, D., Nowak, P.M., Pagad, S., Patzelt, A., Pelser, P.B., Seebens, H., Shu, W., Thomas, J., Velayos, M., Weber, E., Wieringa, J., Baptiste, M.P., van Kleunen, M. (2017). Naturalized alien flora of the world: species diversity, taxonomic and phylogenetic 1 patterns, geographic distribution and global hotspots of plant invasion.  Preslia, 89,203-274.

Xiaoyan, W., Yuan, G., Wang, J. (2017). Soil environment conditions and plant composition mediating plant species richness effects on soil microbial function and communities in constructed plant mesocosms. Journal of Plant Interactions, 12, 533-541.

Wang, Y.J., Müller-Schärer, H., van Kleunen, M., Cai, A.M., Zhang, P., Yan, R., Dong, B.C., Yu, F.H. (2017). Invasive alien plants benefit more from clonal integration in heterogeneous environments than natives. New Phytologist, 216, 1072-1078.